10 Herdman Street


Auckland 1026

(09) 828 7227


Enrolling at Waterview Primary School:

In New Zealand, most children start school shortly after they turn five. All children must be enrolled at school by their sixth birthday.

Enrolling early helps us in planning for the number of children that will be attending, so it’s important to do this as soon as possible – ideally three months before they are due to start school. 

IN ZONE ENROLMENT - Please CLICK HERE to read more information about Zoning and enrolment.

If you have an in-zone child who you wish to attend Waterview School please contact the school (09 828 7227) to have their name put onto our preschool list. Parents will be contacted several weeks prior to the child’s birthday to arrange an enrolment interview. At this stage, we ask that you complete the on-line enrolment form as this will provide us with the information required by the Ministry of Education & our school. The following original documentation will need to be brought to the interview.

  • Your child’s Birth Certificate or NZ Passport (if your child was not born in NZ their passport is required)

  • Parent’s Passport (If the child has a parent who was not born in NZ and does not speak English as their first language, we must photocopy the parent’s passport for ESOL funding).

  • Immunisation record (Plunket book or Medical History)

  • Proof of address x 2 (e.g. Phone account – Power account – Gas account – Rental Tenancy Agreement – Rates account – Sale and Purchase Agreement)


For New Entrants Waterview runs an Induction Programme which consists of visits to the school prior to the intake start date (generally the 1st and 6th Mondays of each term) Click here to check out the Official MoE Cohort Dates. This programme ensures a smooth and happy start to school life (for both children and parents) as the children get to know other children they will start with and Mums and Dads get to meet other parents. For all other students (Y2-6) enrolment interviews are organised when you make contact with the school.   **Please note that due to COVID-19, we have currently put all pre-visits on hold until further notice**


As a general guideline all students starting in Intake 4 (mid Term 2, Birth date 1st May and after) and after will be classified New Entrants and will be in Year 1 the following year. In all cases a minimum of 18 months will be spent in years one and two.

Please click on the following link to complete the on-line pre-enrolment form:


Please feel free to call the school office if you have any questions or email office@waterview.school.nz